, Volume 10, Issue 10, pp 49–66 | Cite as

Hans Bethe, the sun and the neutrinos

  • G Rajasekaran
General Article


We give an elementary review of recent discoveries in neutrino physics, culminating in the solution of the solar neutrino problem and the discovery of neutrino mass. Atmospheric neutrinos, reactor neutrinos and other important developments are also briefly described.


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematical SciencesMadrasIndia

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